ComputeTY 2016 - Transition Year Students Get Hi-Tech in DCU

ComputeyTY2016-1The School of Computing, DCU, in conjunction with ADAPT, the centre for digital content technology and the HEA, had a full house again this year with their cutting-edge ComputeTY programme for Transition Year students.  The programme has continued to be hugely successfully over the last 10 years, and has become more innovative and hi-tech over time. Transition Year students now have the opportunity to study mobile app development for Android phones and tablets; learn how to design and build websites; and also learn the fundamentals of computer programming using the Java language.

The primary goal of ComputeTY is to de-mystify computer programming for Transition Year students and allow them to make a more informed decision about studying computing at University and IT as a career choice. Professor Rory O’Connor the Head of School of Computing at DCU says “transition year students really enjoy the opportunity to come to DCU and participate in this programme. Not only does it give them an opportunity to learn new technical skills, it also gives them a taste of college life which they will not have experienced before”.

DCU Insight Researchers wins Best Paper at 22nd MMM Conference

Best MMM Paper

A team from Insight DCU including TengQi Ye, Tianchun Wang, Kevin McGuinness, Yu Guo, and Cathal Gurrin has just won the best paper award at the 22nd international Conference on Multimedia Modelling held in Miami, Florida 4-6 January 2016 for a paper entitled "*Learning Multiple Views with Orthogonal Denoising Autoencoder"*.  The paper was was selected from a total of 168 papers submitted to the conference.

Picture shows Prof Tat-Seng Chua, National University of Singapore and Chair of the Conference Steering Committee, and authors TengQi Ye and Cathal Gurrin. Prof Chua is also a member of the Insight Scientific Advisory Board.

School of Computing Open Days - 20th, 21st November 2015

DCU Open Days 2015

DCU and Trinity go head to head in UKIEPC

UKIEPC 2015 DCU teamThe School of Computing, DCU was again the Irish host site for the UK & Ireland Intercollegiate Programming Competition on Saturday 24th October. Seven DCU college teams were up against seven Trinity college teams in this 5 hours algorithmic coding challenge generously sponsored by Google Ireland.

The UKIEPC is a sub-regional competition of the North West European Programming Competition (NWERC) and ultimately the prestigious ACM ICPC contest. This year there were 150 teams, totaling 400 students from 20 different universities around the UK and Ireland pitting their wits against a common problem set. Each team had to solve as many problems as possible in the shortest period of time, with time penalties added for every incorrect solution submitted.

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